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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Signature length
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Signature length

How about sorting them alphanumerically?

IBM: 701Cs|755Cs|560|600E|T23|X20|X24|X31|T30|R30|T41p|T42|T43|X41 (old)
IBM: 560|600E|701Cs|755Cs|R30|T23|T30|T41p|T42|T43|X20|X24|X31|X41 (new)
Lenovo with capital L.
etc.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 does BIOS setup but won't boot - fails memory test
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: T430 does BIOS setup but won't boot - fails memory test

Don't forget that T430 can take up to 2x8=16GB RAM!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 does BIOS setup but won't boot - fails memory test
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: T430 does BIOS setup but won't boot - fails memory test

Get the T430 manual from the HMM link above.
There is a second RAM module under the keyboard!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 does BIOS setup but won't boot - fails memory test
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: T430 does BIOS setup but won't boot - fails memory test

Could very well be a RAM problem.
To test, take 1 module out, then try to boot.
Try it in the other slot.
Do the same with the other module.
Also, to compare, test some from the other machines that work fine.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Signature length
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Signature length

The 300-char. limit is a forum-software limit and 300 is more than enough for over 99% of our members. But if you take out your quantities (2x, 3x etc.), you already gain a lot of space. Furthermore, the T60 is either 14.1 " (4:3), 15 " (4:3), or 15.4 " (WS). And the T61 is either 14.1 " (4:3), 14.1...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 - keyboard/palm rest screw type/size
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: T61 - keyboard/palm rest screw type/size

Get the matching T61 manual from the HMM link above.
In there you will find the screw descriptions for every screw on that laptop (and how to take it apart).
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: x250 and t570 not run after instal second hdd (Wan slot)
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: x250 and t570 not run after instal second hdd (Wan slot)

Are they M.2 SATA-3 or M.2 PCIe or M.2 NVME? X250 uses only SATA-3. AFAIK T570 can use both SATA-3 and PCIe. Neither can use NVME. You also need to check the UEFI/Legacy settings for bootup. A nice checkup for which laptop takes which WWAN SSD: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/e6hw9g/compi...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Wifi 6E card in T450s
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Wifi 6E card in T450s

Both AX200 and AX210 should work.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X270] Type 20HN - upgrade to touchscreen ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5093

Re: [X270] Type 20HN - upgrade to touchscreen ?

According to the X240 and X270 schematics, they both use the same 30-pin LCD-connectors Ipex 20374_030E_31 with identical pinout.
So in theory you could swap.
Whether that works in practice?
No idea, because of touch/non-touch.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 constant BSODing. Is it done for?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: X230 constant BSODing. Is it done for?

https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/fix-page-fault-error-windows-10 https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/page-fault-in-nonpaged-area-error-on-windows-10/ Rather than using the boring Google, I found the above using duckduckgo looking for: page_fault_in_nonpaged_area windows 10 fix There are quite a few ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Restored T400 - any historical value?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Restored T400 - any historical value?

Keyboards between the T60/T61/Z60/Z61/T400/T500/W500/X200 are interchangeable.
T400 was one of the last 16:10 models with classic 7-row keyboard.
Nothing to write home about really.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: USB-C: Introduction For Hackers
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: USB-C: Introduction For Hackers

And some more USB-C info:
All About USB-C: Framework Laptop
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinking of Purchasing ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9 in the UK, Need Information?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Thinking of Purchasing ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9 in the UK, Need Information?

English (EU):
The ANSI-layout (= US really) with the Euro-sign added on the 5-key.
Image

English (UK):
The ISO-layout as used in UK, Ireland, etc. with the Euro-sign on the 4-key.
Image
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Value of a NIB x31?
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Value of a NIB x31?

Whenever I have spare Thinkpads, I always store them vertical on their back panel, like books.
Takes up a lot less space than flat/horizontal and they barely touch one another.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Extremely exciting photos of 701c & PC110
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Extremely exciting photos of 701c & PC110

Nice job! :thumbs-UP:
They look brand new on those pics!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Thinkpad S30 aka iSeries 2639 crazy corrosion restore
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: IBM Thinkpad S30 aka iSeries 2639 crazy corrosion restore

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp https://aucview.aucfan.com Both are connected to Yahoo Japan, but are no longer accessible in the EEA and the United Kingdom. But learn some Japanese (or make a Japanese friend) and then check them via VPN. It's probably the only other place in the world where you m...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Thinkpad S30 aka iSeries 2639 crazy corrosion restore
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: IBM Thinkpad S30 aka iSeries 2639 crazy corrosion restore

Have you seen this: https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:S30

As for that unusual CRT-adapter with FRU 27L0659, see this.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy Checkin! Post using your old Thinkpad!
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Legacy Checkin! Post using your old Thinkpad!

My 'oldest' machine is a topless 14.1" T60, used strictly to test LED-screens with.
For easier access to the LCD-connector, I have broken out the 'bridge' above the docking slot.
Other than motherboard/fan/CMOS/keyboard there's nothing in it.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: But is 4G LTE possible in the T420 with Modified Bios?
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: But is 4G LTE possible in the T420 with Modified Bios?

No idea about all this, but maybe you need an adapter such as this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/204139494103
There are many adapters, so check carefully!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Need Some Advice on Buying a T61
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Need Some Advice on Buying a T61

If your T60 is a 15", with a few small modifications and a specific T61 motherboard you can turn it into a T601F Frankenpad.
For more info, see my website:
https://theboardroom.info/franken_pad.html
https://theboardroom.info/t61mobo.html
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Upgrade to W10
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Upgrade to W10

For 1/2/3: https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/media-creation-tool-error-0x80072f8f-0x20000/ For within W10, try: Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. This will open Command Prompt as Administrator. In the Command Prompt, enter slmgr /rearm command and press the Enter key. If you get a success me...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T410 fan change-heat paste what and how
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: T410 fan change-heat paste what and how

Your MTM (in the BIOS or on the sticker at the laptop-bottom) should tell you if you have nVidia or not.
Depending where you look, paste prices are much lower than what you come up with!
US prices are also better than EU prices...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: USB-C: Introduction For Hackers
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: USB-C: Introduction For Hackers

And some more USB-C info:
All About USB-C: High-Speed Interfaces incl. Thunderbolt

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